Disagreements about land use need to be handled within the legal system.
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall... Read more »
A bipartisan measure in Congress to roll back mandatory minimum prison terms is a welcome effort to reform federal criminal law sentencing. A system of laws must provide a way for an... Read more »
Egypt has been wracked by unrest since the Arab Spring first hit there three years ago. The Obama administration and others must raise a strong voice against atrocities that will only keep the... Read more »
Distracted-driving legislation was passed in the final hours of the Legislature. But enabling drivers to do most of the tasks for which people currently use their phones when driving, new... Read more »
Young men who are unable to find employment and vocational skills early in life are less likely to embark on a career path that ensures stability in adulthood. Many factors limit the options of... Read more »
The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution enshrine every individual’s right and privilege to enjoy a robust conception of religious freedom. In the Hobby Lobby case, we urge... Read more »
The Obama administration has been waging an all-out assault, largely under-reported, on the freedom of speech. It’s time for the nation’s media to make this an issue. Obama’s... Read more »
A group of prominent Utahns have come together to launch a public-private partnership of educators and business leaders against bullying in schools. We urge Utahns of all ages to participate in and... Read more »
A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that Utah has the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths among 11 states surveyed. Utah’s current laws and policies... Read more »
In an age when professional athletes earn millions of dollars, thump their own chests whenever they score and often behave badly both on and off the field of play, the NCAA basketball tournament is... Read more »
Words of warning should always be preceded by building a coalition of nations prepared to act in defending America’s — and the West’s — values, including freedom of speech,... Read more »
All Utahns should be united in the common interest of having an informed base of voters. The success of a democratic form of government is predicated on something of a contract between elected... Read more »
The Obama administration has issued new regulations to govern how non-profit, 501(c)(4) “social welfare” groups are allowed to operate. This politicized scrutiny of non-profit groups... Read more »
Democratic government requires the honest airing of differences of opinion in an atmosphere of civility and respect. It is natural that there will be such differences. We must remain committed to... Read more »
The 2014 session of the Utah Legislature may be remembered most for what lawmakers didn’t do. Read more »
The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is raising questions about security practices among international airlines that are worthy of intensive review, regardless of whether they played... Read more »
The Legislature in Utah often imposes itself on local governments here and there to satisfy demands from some constituency or to fix a perceived problem. The legal and constitutional right to do so... Read more »
As the Utah legislative session comes to a close on Thursday, there remain two high-profile items that could make a meaningful difference to families here in Utah: enhancing Medicaid and improving... Read more »
Technology and funding must both be incorporated into a balanced and thoughtful approach to education reform. No single solution will suffice. With thousands of new pupils entering the system every... Read more »
Latino advocacy groups who have criticized the unprecedented rate of immigrant deportations under the Obama Administration are justified in referring to the policy as irrational and inhumane. Read more »
Faith may be hidden in Hollywood. But for those actors, directors and producers who dare to look upward and speak to the public through art that is good and refining, they will find an audience of... Read more »
Before committing to a move, lawmakers should ... demonstrate that public safety and rehabilitation are top priorities. Read more »
Unfortunately, the overwhelming good in the Scouting program is being drowned out by narrow political agendas. That is a shame, because no other program has matched the Boy Scouts in helping boys... Read more »
A report from the Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group found the ESA has produced an “unacceptable” recovery rate of 2 percent, and less than 5 percent of the species on... Read more »
Almost all reasonable people agree that alcohol consumption imposes significant costs upon society. That’s why the Utah Legislature has a significant responsibility to seriously weigh the... Read more »
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